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      CommentAuthora_russell
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2013
     
    I am looking to gain some more knowledge and possibly a qualification(s) for passive house design and construction. Can anyone advise on the best courses? I have been looking at the AECB carbonlite course which is approx 2 weeks and a further exam day. The Scottish Passive House Centre offer a 3 day course to become a Certified Passive House Tradesperson which is more appealing to me. My job is primarily new build house builder with more hands on experience rather than design.

    I live in Glasgow, and the closer to home the better for work etc.

    Regards

    Andrew
    • CommentAuthorRobinB
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2013 edited
     
    Try the university of Strathclyde. The have/had a Certified Passivhaus Designer course. Or check out http://www.passivhaustrust.org.uk/ for details of more UK courses.
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      CommentAuthora_russell
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2013
     
    RobinB,

    Thanks for the comments. Would you say this type of course at strathclyde is only suitable for architects or people with previous energy conscious design experience?

    Does anyone have any idea of what is involved in the exam?

    Regards

    Andrew
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2013
     
    I think you need to decide whether you want the Tradesperson course or the Designer course. As well as the difference in course length (and presumably cost) there's also a very different emphasis. After you've decided which you want, you can choose a provider.
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      CommentAuthora_russell
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2013
     
    Matt,

    Thanks for the offer. I'll be down at ecobuild next month. Had a look on SEDA website and realised your supposed to be there too. I'll drop by and have a chat then if you've got time. I am also keen to meet new architects who have your level of experience and qualifications.

    I am going to do the tradesperson course first and take it from there.

    Regards

    Andrew
    • CommentAuthorRobinB
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2013
     
    <blockquote><cite>Posted By: a_russell</cite>Would you say this type of course at strathclyde is only suitable for architects or people with previous energy conscious design experience?</blockquote>\
    I'm not an architect and I did the same course PH designer course in Dublin. I'd built our house prior (daft, I know) to taking the course and knew more about green building than many of the architects and technicians on the course. But they where familiar with other terms that I had to learn about. I found, the manual calculations and formulae quite tough but the whole course was very interesting - and I passed - which to be honest came as pleasant surprise.

    I imagine the tradesperson course would be very practical and interesting.
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      CommentAuthora_russell
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2013
     
    Thanks for the advice Robin, much appreciated.
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      CommentAuthora_russell
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2013
     
    All,

    I went on the Passive House Tradespersons course with the Scottish Passive House Centre. It was definitely worthwhile. The information was relatively well presented with many good examples. Each area of Passive House was touched on. It was definitely aimed more at the guys on site. Thomas Froehlich from SPHC ran the course and was invaluable with his knowledge and experience....He definitely added to the overall quality of the learning experience.

    I am going to proceed with the designer/consultant course at the end of April at Strathclyde Uni. I will keep everyone posted on how it goes.

    Andrew
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      CommentAuthora_russell
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2014
     
    All,

    Completed and passed the consultant/designer course. It was very very hard to pass but offered a huge amount of information above the tradespersons course as expected. I would recommend this course to all architects and designers.

    Andrew
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